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Man charged following shooting after Rome High School Graduation

ROME, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Rome Police Department has reported that a man has been given multiple felony charges due to a shooting incident that occurred after the commencement of Rome Free Academy’s High School Graduation on June 25th. According to police, on Saturday, after the commencement of...
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Rome driver ticketed in crash

LEE — A 92-year-old driver was ticketed following a two-vehicle crash that sent the other driver to the hospital Thursday afternoon, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies said June M. Aikens, 92, of Rome, was northbound on Thomas Road shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday when...

Restaurant inspections: Denny’s location has critical violations; 62 satisfactory; 3 correct previous violations

Here are the food service inspections reported by the Onondaga County Health Department from June 6 to 11:. Critical violations: Approximately one quart of pancake batter found sitting on prep table on the cook line temped at 55 degrees. According to management it was made one half hour before and not stored properly under refrigeration (correctied - placed into cooler). Approximately one half pound of sliced ham in flip-top cooler temped at 49 to 51 degrees. According to management the ham has probably been in the cooler since the previous night (correction - product voluntarily discarded). Other foods in the cooler were temped at 44 to 46 degrees. Cooler operation unreliable.

Kitten overflow at CNY SPCA, adoptions desperately needed

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Jessie and Slater are this week's featured adoptable pets with the CNY SPCA. They are 14-week-old kittens looking for a loving home along with their sibling who is also at the shelter. Dee Schaefer with the shelter says they will "light up any home." The CNY...

Gardening Update: Hosta's with Carol Watson's Greenhouse

LAFAYETTE, N.Y. — LAFAYETTE,N.Y. — Carol Watson features Hosta's in this week's gardening update at Carol Watson's Greenhouse. Watch the video to learn more. Carol Watson's Greenhouse is open daily from 9am-5pm. It is located at 2980 Sentinel Heights Road in Lafayette. For more information call (315) 677-0286.

New York man cycling across America is bitten by dog in Illinois

CHICAGO - Bob Barnes, the man who is bicycling to all 50 U.S. state capitals in one year, had a face-off with an aggressive dog within days of reaching the state of Illinois. Barnes, 52, of Syracuse, N.Y., visited his capital no. 39, Springfield, on May 3. Along his cross-country journey, which began in summer of 2021, Barnes has had a few close calls and some dangerous experiences; his tent even caught fire amid his Michigan trip.

VICKI'S VIEW: Fishing with a safety pin

Every fisherman has a story. Most of them are “fish tales” and as the story is told, the real fish that was caught grows into a whopper. Not so for my middle sister…the snarky one. One summer day, we were traveling from Syracuse, N.Y., to Atlanta to...

RFA Class of 1959 plans reunion at casino

ROME — The Rome Free Academy Class of 1959 will hold its 63rd reunion Friday, Aug. 12, through Sunday, Aug. 14, at Turning Stone Resort Casino. Friday evening, starting at 6 p.m., there will be light hors d’oeuvres with a $20 charge. Saturday will be a buffet dinner starting at 6 p.m. at a cost of $40. Sunday breakfast/brunch for $20 will begin at 8 a.m.

Syracuse restaurant, brewery Anything But Beer closing their doors in July

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse brewery and restaurant Anything But Beer will be closing their doors for the final time on Saturday, July 2. The restaurant, located on S. Salina Street, has been open for five years, hosting pop-ups, beer tastings, and dance parties and providing gluten-free food options to the community.

TSA offers advice to flyers using Syracuse Hancock International Airport this summer

SYRACUSE, NY — The TSA at Syracuse Hancock International Airport says it is prepared for an increase in passenger volume as we approach Independence Day weekend into the rest of summer. In order to keep security screening as efficient as possible, TSA officials are offering tips to travelers who may have not traveled through SYR in a while.

How Syracuse's Parks and Rec team is overcoming staffing gaps to keep summer fun

The city of Syracuse's Crawfish Festival is a celebration of the aforementioned crustacean. Vendors are also slinging shrimp, clams, beignets and gumbo. But at this year's celebration, the city didn’t have enough people to keep the trash bins from overflowing. So special events coordinator Britney Farmer stepped in. The Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs department employee took on an eight-hour shift pulling bag after bag of trash from the bins outside food stands.